Centre for Scottish War Blinded
Single storey day care centre, with an undulating zinc roof, to provide rehabilitation and life skills assistance for ex-servicemen and women suffering from visual impairments
The organisation of the facility, with a single circulation spine, aims to be as simple as possible to allow users to form a visual image of the building.
Facilities include a workshop, art space, training areas, a gym, therapy spaces and administration as well as a remembrance room. A terrace and landscaped sensory garden to the south of the building is also provided for recreational use in addition to education.
The curving geometry has been formed by the use of steel portal frames set out on a radial grid and in-filled with cold rolled purlins. The twists and sweeps of the geometry have been formed by gentle facets, with the steel frame only including two relatively short curved structural members.
The roof is formed in zinc strips with the external walls clad in timber panels set out alongside large glazed openings.
- Begun: Jan 2010
- Completed: Jan 2011
- Floor area: 750m2
- Sector: Healthcare
- Total cost: £2.6M
- Procurement: Traditional SBCC
- CO2 Emissions: 21.6kg/m2/year
- Address: Scottish War Blinded Facility, Linburn, Wilkieston, Kirtknewton, EH27 8BG, United Kingdom
- Architect: Page \ Park Architects
- Project architects: Jamie Hamilton, Karen Pickering
- Client: Royal Blind / Scottish War Blinded
- Structural engineer: SKM Anthony Hunts
- Services engineer: Harley Haddow
- Quantity surveyor: NBM
- Planning supervisor: CDM Scotland
- Main contractor: WH Brown Construction
- Landscape architect: Ian White Associates